Problem: Remote irrigation pumps are difficult to monitor and control—compromising crop yields, wasting water and energy, adding to costs, and augmenting stress for farmers.
Solution: A simple, low-cost, mobile phone-based device that allows remote monitoring and operation of irrigation pumps.
Impact: 10,000 devices installed in India.
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